SHODAN does not collect any unique information about you (such as your name, email address, etc.) except when you specifically and knowingly provide such information. SHODAN notes and saves information such as time of day, browser type, browser language, and IP address with each query. That information is used to verify our records and to provide more relevant services to users. For example, SHODAN may use your IP address or browser language to determine which language to use when showing search results or advertisements.
The sites displayed as search results or linked to by SHODAN Search Services are developed by people over whom SHODAN exercises no control. SHODAN may choose to exhibit its search results in the form of a "URL redirecter." When SHODAN uses a URL redirecter, if you click on a URL from a search result, information about the click is sent to SHODAN, and SHODAN in turn sends you to the site you clicked on. SHODAN uses this URL information to understand and improve the quality of SHODAN's search technology. For instance, SHODAN uses this information to determine how often users are satisfied with the first result of a query and how often they proceed to later results.
SHODAN may share information about you with advertisers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties. However, we only divulge aggregate information about our users and will not share personally identifiable information with any third party without your express consent. For example, we may disclose how frequently the average SHODAN user visits SHODAN. Please be aware, however, that we will release specific personal information about you if required to do so in order to comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order.
Feel free to contact us any time and we'll answer any additional questions you may have.